One of the ‘unsung hero’ members of the Tarmac Dunbar Cement Plant team has just had a seven-week overhaul.
When Alistair Punton and Robert Wilthew started work in the cement industry, James Callaghan was Prime Minister, and the country was facing its worst ever drought – this month the pair are celebrating clocking up 90 years’ service between them.
Tarmac’s Dunbar cement plant is playing an important role in a UK first for sustainable plastic packaging. Tarmac has become the first major cement manufacturer in the UK to move to 50 per cent recycled plastic in its packaging with the roll out of new all-weather, fully recyclable bags.
Chris Bradbury is the new Plant manager at Tarmac’s Dunbar cement plant in East Lothian. Dunbar, which is Scotland’s only cement manufacturing site, employs 140 people and plays an important role in the supply of cement to the construction industry in Scotland.
This February Tarmac is spreading the simple message ‘bee kind’ to help raise awareness of the UK’s declining bee population, which is having a hugely negative impact on the environment.
As Scotland prepares to celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship Week (1-5 March), Tarmac has announced it is offering two apprenticeships at its Dunbar cement works in 2021.
Safety is always number one on our list of priorities here at Dunbar cement plant. So we were delighted to welcome East Lothian Police here last week to discuss and review site security.
The dedication of a group of committed young Irish dancers has led to them setting their sights on competing at world level in Holland this April.
New East Lothian MP Kenny MacAskill has put on high visibility safety gear for one of his first local visits since he was elected in December – to Tarmac’s Dunbar cement plant, one of the largest and longest-standing employers in this constituency.
‘If you can’t see the driver, the driver can’t see you’ – that was the message presented at Dunbar Primary School last week during an event to educate 143 Primary 6 pupils about safety around lorries.
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